Photography

Rylo 360 Camera Preview – Forbes

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Rylo Rylo 360 camera The 360 camera market is blowing up. OK, it’s still just a tiny fraction of the overall camera market, but we’ve seen a bunch of new cameras from some big players recently. Trying to break into this growing market is newcomer Rylo. This is their first product, but the team behind it includes some of the players at Apple and Instagram that created the Hyperlapse app….

Essential Phone is the best deal in smartphones thanks to camera updates – TechCrunch

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The Essential Phone has come a long way since launch in one key area: Photography. When it first hit the market a few months ago, the camera had a nasty tendency to crash and was a bit slow to load and process photos. But Essential has stayed true to its promise of delivering frequent and effective Camera app updates, and the result is a smartphone total package that is easily…

Macphun Unveils Luminar 2018 to Take on Adobe Lightroom – PetaPixel (blog)

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

California-based software developer Macphun (soon to be Skylum) has announced Luminar 2018, a digital photo editor and organizer that’s aiming to be a direct competitor to Adobe Lightroom. Unlike past versions of Macphun software, Luminar 2018 is available for both Mac and Windows users. Not only that, but the new software boasts “major speed boosts” compared to its predecessor. “We’ve taken the time to listen to photographers, and what they…

Macphun takes on Lightroom CC with improved Luminar 2018 photo editor – 9to5Mac

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The Mac is in the midst of a photo editor renaissance, with applications like Photos for macOS continuing to improve and third-party options likes Affinity Photo popping up. Adobe, too, recently launched Lightroom CC, an all new cloud-based version of Lightroom for the Mac. Today, Macphun, the developers behind several popular photography applications for macOS, are introducing Luminar 2018, their answer to the increasingly competitive software landscape. Tweetbot For iOS Adobe’s…

Our First Day Testing the iPhone X’s Superdope Camera – WIRED

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

About an hour after taking my iPhone X out of its box, I’m bouncing up and down as high as I can on a trampoline, trying to see how FaceID works under, let’s say, less than ideal circumstances. I’m eight feet in the air, sweating and grimacing, only half-paying attention to the phone as I try not to break my legs on impact. I grab the phone, hold it up…

This Tiny Video Camera Makes Everything You Shoot Look Amazing – WIRED

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Alex Karpenko hands me a camera and tells me to run. We’re standing on a pier in San Francisco, and the device in Karpenko’s hand is an unreleased prototype of a new, software-driven video camera called Rylo. Karpenko wants me to see what he and co-founder Chris Cunningham show recruits and investors when they ask why they should get involved. Karpenko says I don’t have to worry about where to…

Apple won’t let apps turn the iPad’s camera into a button – The Verge – The Verge

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Earlier this month, drawing app developer Astro HQ released a video of a really clever new idea for its apps: it turned the iPad’s front camera into a button, letting you tap on the lens to activate things on screen. It was a smart way to free up screen space, but as it turns out, Apple doesn’t agree. Astro said today that its app was rejected from the App Store…

What IS a Professional Photographer? – PetaPixel (blog)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The phrase heard every day in the world of photography is “I am a professional photographer.” This statement must be viewed in the context that 8 out of 10 people with a DSLR refer to themselves as professional photographers. Of course, this statistical claim is a MUS (Made-Up-Stat). OK, the math is fuzzy, but in reality, the claim is not that outlandish. The serious question is “What makes a photographer…

Peak Design’s new 5L Everyday Sling is a small and stylish camera bag – The Verge

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

For the past few weeks, I’ve been looking for the perfect camera bag, one that would hold my mirrorless camera with a lens attached, plus two extra lenses, and most importantly, my iPad, without being too big, bulky, awkward, or ugly. The closest thing I’ve so far found to that ideal has been Peak Design’s Everyday Sling, which fits everything I need and isn’t horrible to look at. But it’s…

Our First Day Testing the iPhone X’s Superdope Camera – WIRED

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

About an hour after taking my iPhone X out of its box, I’m bouncing up and down as high as I can on a trampoline, trying to see how FaceID works under, let’s say, less than ideal circumstances. I’m eight feet in the air, sweating and grimacing, only half-paying attention to the phone as I try not to break my legs on impact. I grab the phone, hold it up…

Peak Design’s new 5L Everyday Sling is a small and stylish camera bag – The Verge

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

For the past few weeks, I’ve been looking for the perfect camera bag, one that would hold my mirrorless camera with a lens attached, plus two extra lenses, and most importantly, my iPad, without being too big, bulky, awkward, or ugly. The closest thing I’ve so far found to that ideal has been Peak Design’s Everyday Sling, which fits everything I need and isn’t horrible to look at. But it’s…

iPhone X selfie camera makes it all about you – CNET

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Selfies aren’t my thing. I’d rather shoot interesting places and people — and they’re usually not me. But the lowly selfie might soon enjoy a renaissance thanks to the iPhone X. When I found out I’d have a chance to test the camera tech in Apple’s iPhone X, which will be released on Friday, Nov. 3, I knew I wanted to see what the new selfie camera could do. It’s…

Instagram is testing a stop-motion camera for Stories – The Verge – The Verge

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Days after releasing its Superzoom creative tool into the wild, Instagram is testing another new tool to join it. Stop Motion is a camera tool that lets you take a long series of photos, which Instagram stitches up into a GIF that you can post in your story. Instagram confirmed it is testing the feature, which The Verge noticed as a new option inside the Story camera. The Stop Motion…

Nikon Closes Camera Factory in China, Blames Rise of Smartphones – PetaPixel (blog)

Monday, October 30, 2017

Nikon announced today that it will be shutting down its digital camera factory in the Jiangsu province China, blaming the rise of smartphones for the demise of the compact digital camera market. The decision, made by Nikon’s board of directors at a meeting today, closes Nikon Imaging (China), a subsidiary of Nikon that was formed in 2002 in Wuxi City, Jiangsu, China. The factory has been responsible for manufacturing digital…

Instagram is testing a stop-motion camera for Stories – The Verge

Monday, October 30, 2017

Days after releasing its Superzoom creative tool into the wild, Instagram is testing another new tool to join it. Stop Motion is a camera tool that lets you take a long series of photos, which Instagram stitches up into a GIF that you can post in your story. Instagram confirmed it is testing the feature, which The Verge noticed as a new option inside the Story camera. The Stop Motion…

Neural network gives your phone ‘DSLR-quality’ photos – Engadget – Engadget

Monday, October 30, 2017

The researchers started out by training a deep learning system using photos taken of the same scene using a phone and a DSLR. It’s effective, but it can only improve the quality for the smartphone in question. That led to a more sophisticated system, however: the new network only needs to see two sets of images from different cameras to understand how to apply the image quality from one to…

Get a Canon EOS Rebel T6 dSLR kit for $279.64 – CNET

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Neural network gives your phone ‘DSLR-quality’ photos – Engadget

Monday, October 30, 2017

The researchers started out by training a deep learning system using photos taken of the same scene using a phone and a DSLR. It’s effective, but it can only improve the quality for the smartphone in question. That led to a more sophisticated system, however: the new network only needs to see two sets of images from different cameras to understand how to apply the image quality from one to…

A Complete Guide to Lightroom CC | Fstoppers – Fstoppers

Monday, October 30, 2017

Adobe recently released the latest version of the desktop version of Lightroom, which is now dubbed “Lightroom Classic CC.” Alongside it, they released Lightroom CC, an entirely new application that moves things to the cloud and seems to be targeted mostly toward advanced amateurs, but that also includes some interesting features along with the ability to integrate with the desktop version pros are used to. This helpful video will get you…